Archive for: April, 2011

Vodafone cracks phone monopoly

Vodafone’s connection to the undersea cable along the west coast of Africa, which feeds the whole of Africa and other countries, including Britain and Portugal, means it will soon be able to compete on level terms regarding telephone and broadband costs.Telefonica has been the only operator for years with its own undersea cable connection to […]

Traditional May Fiesta

The celebration marks the day 3rd May on which Tenerife was founded   in 1494, founded by     The vast programme includes activities completely free for children and adults, as well as typical of the festival events such as the Flower Cruces Contest, Dances, Magicians, the election of the Queen, amongst others.

Tenerife web hit

Cabildo president Melchior said, “it is a work of excellent quality that shows an extraordinary vision of Teide, and considered like one of the most beautiful and unique places of the world by its volcanic and natural landscape”.   Terje Sorgjerd who has visited the island on several occasions, took ten days to record the images. […]

No free medical treatment

The Ministry of Health says thousands of residents are being forced to take out private health insurance policies. Those who fall into this group include those whose unemployment money come to an end, but who have an income exceeding the Spanish minimum wage of 641 euros a month. They also include those who have never […]

Stadium success

Many teams from Europe have used the facilities for training with Finnish athletes using it as a permanent base.     Sport Councillor, Francisco Hern�ndez Toledo, emphasised that the use of sports facilities, not only for local athletes but for international athletes, it’s a recognition of the quality of the sports infrastructure within Arona. With […]

News in Brief

Weekend drug arrestsDuring the Easter weekend the Guardia Civil arrested four individuals at the ‘I Love Music Festival’ – where Craig David was performing – allegedly for drug related offences.Cocaine, MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy) and cannabis, were confiscated, presumably ready for distribution and sale among those attending the event. As a result four men […]

Mercadona bag a profit

For the 12 months to the end of December Mercadona registered a 6.3% increase in gross sales, while net income came in 47% higher at EUR398m. The firm invested EUR600mn during the year to open 46 new outlets and revealed plans to open a further 65 new outlets in 2011. This growth is evidence of […]

Sunday storm submerges shoppers

The area suffered the worse flooding since 2007, when drainage problems were then said to be at fault.     Although the rain fell heavily at a rate of one litre per minute, urban planning is thought also to be at fault.     The Sunday Market in Los Cristianos was just one of the […]

Semana Santa in Santa Cruz

Of this total, 8,560 visitors arrived yesterday on Holy Thursday in four ships arriving in the port, and today – Friday – three cruise liners are expected, carrying 9,189 passengers.     Specifically, docking are "Black Watch", "Independence of the Seas", "Delphin" and "Ryndam", many ships dock for the day and then go on to […]

Arona Folk Fest hits the heights again

The seven-month event, staged across the Arona Municipality, showcased traditional Island folk music and dancing, and attracted a grand total of some 70,000 spectators, both residents and tourists. The final show was attended by Arona Mayor Jos� Alberto Gonz�lez Rever�n, and Tourism Councillor �ngel David Herrera Gonz�lez, who joined the crowd to watch the groups […]

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